Wuqi County

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Wuqi

吴起县
Voa chinese Wuqi-today 29jun10 300.jpg
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityYan'an
Area
 • Total3,776 km2 (1,458 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total120,000
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Licence plates陕J

Wuqi County (simplified Chinese: 吴起县; traditional Chinese: 吳起縣; pinyin: Wúqǐ Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of Yan'an City, in the northwest of Shaanxi Province, China, bordering Gansu province to the southwest.

History[edit]

An account of Wuqi (Wu Ch'i, in Wade-Giles Romanization) in 1936 can be found in Edgar Snow's "Red Star over China". At the time, it was the main industrial center of the communist-controlled Shaanxi/Gansu/Ningxia borderlands area, This is where the Red Army's arsenal. cloth, uniform, shoe and stockings factories were at the time. As Edgar Snow noted, the arsenal's products were mostly used to arm the Red guerilla fighters, while the regular Red Army units mostly used weapons captured from the enemy (Kuomintang and warlord) troops.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edgar Snow, "The Red Star over China". Multiple editions. Part Seven: "En Route to the Front".

Coordinates: 36°58′57″N 108°09′34″E / 36.9825°N 108.15944°E / 36.9825; 108.15944